Top garden trends for 2019

As we head towards the new year, we have summarised the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) predictions for garden design trends for 2019.

Below is our 1,2 3 summary.

1.    DESIGN TRENDS

CLIMATE CHANGE GARDENING
Gardening for a changing climate is set to be a key trend for 2019.

HOUSE PLANTS AND HANGING PLANTS
Sculptural and architectural plants will dominate in 2019, continuing rise in popularity of houseplants.  Not traditional hanging baskets, but plants with foliage, colour and texture which can be used as accessories as an addition to pots and planters.

INTERIOR MEETS EXTERIOR
The colourful approach to interiors will be creeping into the garden in 2019.  Its predicted the arrival of bold print, clashing colours and the inclusion of large leaved plants in our gardens. He thinks we should be “taking kitsch in to the garden” by introducing bedding plants in bright coloured planters or letting Pompon Dahlias take centre stage. 

TEENAGE HANG-OUTS
The growing demand for teenage hang-outs in gardens will gain momentum with secluded garden buildings or separate seating areas featuring outdoor fire pits or fireplaces. 

WILD AND LOOSE
Nature is coming to the fore and we will see on-going support for wildlife corridors in the wider landscape, especially around the survival of our native hedgehog and bees.

 2. COLOUR

VIBRANT HOT COLOUR
According to the Society of Garden Designers sizzling jewel colours are predicted to make a return to our gardens in 2019. 
Predictions include: vibrant, hot colours combined with sultry purples and blues, a shift towards orange and even yellow.  For a garden that suggests luxury combine red and purple alongside greys and blue-greys in plant foliage

3. LANDSCAPE MATERIALS

CRAZY PAVING
Its back! Crazy paving, charred timbers and gabion walls are all expected to dominate in 2019.  Crazy paving and stepping stones using large irregular slabs - the bigger the better – are making a come-back.” 

LOG WALLS AND MULTIPLE METALS
log walls, benefit as a feature wall, a boundary or a screen while providing a necessary habitat for insects and a wide range of wildlife”

GABION WALLS
Gabion-style walls and structures will be popular in garden design. 

EXTERNAL MDF
Prepare to see more charred timber cladding in gardens this year.  Trend foresees more designers using external MDF in garden designs as it offer numerous options in terms of colour and unusual shapes.... and durability too.

4. PLANTING

WILD AND PERENNIAL MEADOWS
Lots of designers have been experimenting with wildflower and perennial meadows in 2018 and this trend is set to continue into the New Year.  The good news is you don’t need a large plot to incorporate them into your garden

For help bringing your garden bang up to date in 2019, contact Nottingham based Society of Garden Designers they provide access to garden designer’s right across the UK, offering a complete garden design service including planting plans, hard landscape design, construction drawings and specialist design elements. The comprehensive Find A Designer search facility on the SGD website allows you to search by name, postcode, county or country. www.sgd.org.uk

 

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